Richard Wallace from the Victoria Police wins the Worksafe Victoria Awards 2017

Gallagher Bassett (GB) would like to congratulate Sergeant Richard Wallace from the Victoria Police for winning the Worker Return to Work Achievement Award as part of the 2017 WorkSafe Victoria Awards.

The annual WorkSafe Victoria Awards celebrate all aspects of workplace safety, recognising individuals and organisations that have excelled in this area.

Wallace’s entry was judged on his motivation to return to work following his injury, the barriers he overcame to get back to work and his determination to return to work.

His commendable achievement impressed the judging panel and made him stand out from such a strong group of finalists.

Wallace’s return to work journey following his struggle with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hopes to encourage other frontline emergency service workers to reach out for mental health support and inspire those recovering from mental illness to be motivated to get back to work.

Despite his continuous battle with PTSD, the support from the Victoria Police has helped him to get back to work in a role he loves.

GB has been managing claims for the Victoria Police since 2003, helping to improve their return to work performance, reduce claim costs and their workers’ compensation premium.

Through our dedicated claims management service, we can make a positive impact on people’s lives such as Wallace.

GB’s account manager for Victoria Police, Andrea Moffat states it is a real honour to be managing claims for the Victoria Police.

‘‘We commend him for acknowledging his mental injury and coming forward to seek treatment and support.  Richard is a great example of why returning to work is the best rehabilitation for managing and overcoming a workplace injury’’ she said.

GB would like to thank WorkSafe Victoria for running the awards which acknowledge these workplace safety heroes and give our warmest congratulations to the Victoria Police.

To learn more about how we can help you manage your WorkCover insurance and set up or transfer your Victorian workers’ compensation insurance, visit our websitefor more detail about our services.

Sign up to GB Advantage